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Outrageous animal adaptations : from big-eared bats to frill-necked lizards

Author: Michael J Rosen
Publisher: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fish that walks on land, a frog that makes its own sunscreen, and an insect that can become invisible? These are just a few examples of how Earth's creatures have evolved some outrageous features and tricks to ensure survival.
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Genre/Form: Instructional and educational works
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rosen, Michael J., 1954-
Outrageous animal adaptations.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, 2018
(DLC) 2017047241
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Rosen
ISBN: 9781512429992 1512429996
OCLC Number: 1001456907
Target Audience: Ages 13 to 18.; Grades 9 to 12.
Description: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: evolutionary elegance --
Townsend's big-eared bat: life (almost) without gravity --
Aye-aye: drumming up food --
Waxy monkey tree frog: the frog that uses sunscreen --
Mudskipper: a life on land and sea --
Axolotl: life as a juvenile --
Geoduck: a life (almost) without aging --
Giant cuttlefish: living submarines --
West Indian manatee: the ocean's one vegetarian mammal --
Galápagos giant tortoise: life (almost) without predation --
Giant isopod: deep-sea gigantism --
Vampire squid: life in the pitch-dark sea --
Striped anglerfish: a fish with tackle all its own --
Devil's flower mantis: floral assassin --
Bobbit worm: a carnivore's speed --
Camel spider: the largest (invertebrate) jaws in the desert --
Tasmanian devil: a rare carnivorous marsupial --
Marabou stork: a scavenger's life --
Australian pelican: life as a heavyweight flier --
Malayan tapir: a most noteworthy nose --
Naked mole rat: mammals living like ants --
Two-toed sloth: upside down and coated with algae --
Proboscis monkey: a primate that's in the swim --
Mole cricket: an insect with claws --
Frill-necked lizard: dragon on two legs.
Responsibility: Michael J. Rosen.

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A fish that walks on land, a frog that makes its own sunscreen, and an insect that can become invisible? These are just a few examples of how Earth's creatures have evolved some outrageous features and tricks to ensure survival.

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